(wish i felt this small in the belly area and cute these days...)
and adding more, for my memories sake: when she finishes the roll of toilet paper she gets out a new one and puts it up. then takes out the bathroom trash. she is a jem. she does the funniest doggie paddle but can hold her own out in the water. i love when she has on her soccer cleats and runs around the back yard kicking the soccer ball around. her memory is amazing. she has been a tad but emotional lately and can be a tattle-tell. this morning when she came into our room she lifted up my shirt and asked "how is baby doing this morning?" and almost everyday she reminds me that "your stomach is so big and it just keeps on growing." she loves bugs and animals.
"and when she was good she was very very good and when she was bad she was horrid."
i don't know what nursery rhyme that is, but it may have been written about ivy. actually, she is a pretty good kid, she just has this listening problem. and this "i like to inflict pain on my sister" problem. and this whining problem. but she also has the cutest smile ever. her face always gets sunburned, no matter how much sunscreen she puts on. she is fearless in the ocean and the smile that lights up her whole face when you play with her in the water is one of my favorite things in the universe. she loves to sing to herself and is always talking to "someone" even when she is by herself. she hates to talk on the phone but will pick up phones or random objects and have pretend conversations that are hysterical. it surprises me daily how smart she is, as well as how grown up she can be. but she still loves to play the baby role too, her baby talk drives me crazy. she is a collector and loves little pieces of paper and organizing them.
love my little girls!